27 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Kiwi patient's case so mild she thought it was jet lag

From Morning Report, 8:48 am on 27 March 2020

A New Zealander who's tested positive for Covid-19 says her only symptom is a loss of taste and smell.

Nicole Fyfe, 24, was tested for coronavirus on Tuesday and notified on Wednesday night she had it.

She had a cold when she returned from Manchester on Saturday afternoon, but was showing no symptoms of coronavirus.

She was cleared at the airport to go home into self-isolation but as she told our reporter Meriana Johnsen what she had written off as jet-lag was actually the disease.